McNeese Cowboys (3-8) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (10-1)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Sunday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: McNeese visits the Southern Miss Golden Eagles after Trae English scored 24 points in McNeese’s 78-70 loss to the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
The Golden Eagles have gone 5-0 at home. Southern Miss is sixth in the Sun Belt in rebounding averaging 34.9 rebounds. Felipe Haase paces the Golden Eagles with 7.4 boards.
The Cowboys are 1-5 on the road. McNeese ranks seventh in the Southland shooting 32.5% from downtown. Roberts Berze paces the Cowboys shooting 48.3% from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Crowley is shooting 38.2% from beyond the arc with 2.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Golden Eagles, while averaging 16.2 points and 2.6 steals. Haase is shooting 58.2% and averaging 17.3 points over the past 10 games for Southern Miss.
Christian Shumate is averaging 11.3 points and 10.1 rebounds for the Cowboys. English is averaging 12.1 points over the last 10 games for McNeese.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Eagles: 9-1, averaging 80.4 points, 34.7 rebounds, 15.9 assists, 9.9 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 48.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 60.6 points per game.
Cowboys: 2-8, averaging 59.8 points, 30.9 rebounds, 9.4 assists, 8.1 steals and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 39.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 75.3 points.
Copyright © 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.